A night-time soap opera that focused on the lives of the people living at 4616 Melrose Place. The soap originally centered around "normal" people at the apartment building, but when the viewers weren't willing to cope with that arrangement, the producers added Heather Locklear to the roster and molded the storylines to create a more unreal atmosphere. This unreal atmosphere included the return of dead spouses, a bomb explosion in the complex, fake pregnancies, murder, and revenge.
Mr. Ashby made his first appearance in this show on 1/6/93 in episode "Single White Sister" as Charles Reynolds, Joe's abusive ex-husband. He reprised that role the following week in episode "Peanut Butter and Jealousy." Later, in 1998, he was casted as Dr. Brett "Coop" Cooper.